Jan 19, 2013 9:00am PST
reform? >> i have a big idea. you've heard me talk about obama 2.0. it's all about energy. it's not about drill, baby, drill. it's about natural gas, shale oil -- these are opportunities to transform america. lots of jobs and things we need. we would be less dependent on foreign oil. i think he's going to embrace it. he's already done it, already given the approval that we can export to folks where we have free trade agreements. that's a home run for him. >> rachel, what are you seeing as being a big ticket piece of legislation the president can get passed and have be part of his enduring legacy? >> immigration reform, i think, has the best chance to get some bipartisan support and become a piece of his legacy. >> susan was saying that. >> we've talked about jobs and how important that is. that's a little bit more -- there are lots of external factors that come into play there, unlike the gun debate, immigration is one where there may be some consensus that can be reached. we saw public soul-searching in the republican party right after the election. if they can they can sustain any momen
Jan 16, 2013 11:30pm PST
. amber lee is live, after talking with campaign volunteers who managed to get a ticket to the sear moan. amber? >> julie, tonight, we met two women who campaigned for president obama. they're now preparing to attend his inauguration. >> it's my first time, i am so excited. >> reporter: she picked up her ticket to the inauguration today, after being among the winners of a lottery from congressman joe miller's office. the 70-year-old had her nails done this afternoon. >> look. i'm so excited. >> reporter: she showed off her pride in the president. >> we worked so hard, then to have him be reelected, i can't stop grinning. >> reporter: brown is prepared for the winter chill of washington, d.c., and is packing the proper clothes for the festivities. her focus is on how the president will shape the future. >> i feel like there's a chance that my grandchildren will grow up in a country similar to the one that i grew up in. >> reporter: pamela maid mcdonald of oakland is scrambling to find affordable airfare so she can fly out. >> this time, it's less of a euphoric experience. now, i think we'
Jan 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
from the bay area contingent headed to president obama's inauguration. >>> the key business issues local leaders plan to address. >> i'm tracking the weather. we have more cool weather to talk about. we have warmups and big waves headed our way. i'll let you know when they get here. >>> we're just days away from the swearing in of president obama as he begins his second term. thousands will attend the celebration. as ken pritchett reports, local dignitaries will be there as well. >> reporter: as the preparations are underway in washington for the inauguration and swearing in of president obama, there are leaders in the east bay preparing to be there. >> i'm looking forward to being a part of that. >> reporter: bill clarkson will join four other trivalley mayors at the inauguration. >> i think it's going to be a different experience. but it's still part of history. >> reporter: he remembers a sea of people, more than a million by several estimates. >> i believe it's an opportunity where people do get together and have a common bond regardless of where you're coming from politically.
Jan 19, 2013 7:00am PST
memorial. that dream, of course, talked about the day when america, they would reach a sense of equality and of course the election of president obama, the nation's first african american president that has to be seen as the ultimate political expression of that equality. reporting live in washington, i'm randall pinkston -- pinkston, back to you. >> how will it differ from four years ago? >> reporter: well first of all it will be a ceremonial inauguration, not the official inauguration as we have mentioned earlier on the actual date of the inauguration. it has to be on january 20. that's a sunday. the public wants to witness it themselves. it will be a second ceremonial inauguration on monday that people, they will be able to attend. >> all right, live for us in washington, enjoy the festivities, randall. >>> around here a lot warmer than what he is experiencing there in d.c. and sunny skies this weekend. >> yeah, i was there for the inauguration four years ago. >> you were in >> it was freezing. i thought it was sunny, but freezing. >
Jan 14, 2013 7:00am PST
>>> also we just found out president obama will hold his first news conference of 2013. stay right here with us. . >>> a surge in violence in oakland has the mayor and police chief talking. we'll tell you why even one city leader wants to declare a state of emergency. >>> it's officially the worst flu season in years. how bay area hospitals are responding to this epidemic. >>> a man sent to the hospital early this morning after a fire breaks out inside this apartment. we'll tell you what his neighbors did to help rescue him. >>> plus, the word came from the white house a short time ago, president obama is about to hold his first new conference of the new year. mornings on 2 begins right now. >>> good morning. welcome to mornings on 2. i'm dave clark. >>> good morning. i'm tori campbell. gunfire at a birthday party capped off another violent weekend in oakland. four people were killed, 11 others wounded. ktvu's tara moriarty is in oakland this morning. she tells us the surge in violence has one city leader calling for a state of emergency. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morni